The Empress Ballroom is multifunctional event venue with a capacity of 3,350 and is located within the Winter Gardens in Blackpool, England. The building was erected in 1896 and is now classed as a Grade II Listed Building. However, it underwent some renovations in 1934 which included the ballroom being re-floored to include springs. Some of the most famous names to perform at the Empress Ballroom include Queen, The White Stripes, and Kaiser Chiefs
Situated on Church Street, in Blackpool’s town centre, and less than 500 metres from the seafront, the Empress Ballroom is very easy to get to.
By train and tube: The closest train station is Blackpool North Station on Talbot Road; it is about a 10-minute walk from the venue.
By bus: Blackpool’s main bus station, served by the majority of city routes, is also situated on Talbot Road, and is also about a 10-minute walk from the venue.
By car: To get to the Empress Ballroom by car, follow the A583 route from the M55 (exit at junction 4).
International: Blackpool International Airport is less than 5 miles from the venue and is very easy to get to via car or taxi. A bus to the central station (see above) stops in front of the terminal exit.
There is no private parking at the actual venue, but there are lots of parking options nearby. The closest multi-storey car park is the Houndshill Shopping Centre one and is around 300m from the venue. There is also an open-air car park on the corner of Adelaide Street and Alfred Street and is around 200m from the venue. Both car parks have reserved spots for the disabled drivers.
Access for People with Special Needs
Empress Ballroom has lifts available and wheelchair accessible public restrooms. However, if you do have any specific concerns, please contact the management of the venue - they will be more than happy to help.